Projects

Signature Programs

Our signature Creative Campus projects build the creative capacities of faculty, staff, and students; illuminate everyday and extraordinary creative lives; and explore what is possible in embedding creativity and innovation in all aspects of a campus experience.

Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants

Our signature Creative Campus Innovation Grant Program offers Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to pilot original ideas...

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Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Our Creative Practice Boot Camp offers hands-on workshops that encourage experimentation and immerse participants in the creative process...

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Story Booth & Expressive Agility project

Story Booth & Expressive Agility project

The Vanderbilt Story Booth is a highly customizable, mobile technology for sharing real time, authentic stories and voices on campus.

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I am Ada Project

I am Ada Project

The Vanderbilt Curb Scholars collaborated with best-selling author Alice Randall to tackle one of the greatest public health issues affecting our country.

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Design for America

Design for America

DFA Vanderbilt is a student-led studio creating local and social impact through interdisciplinary design.

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Maker Faire

Maker Faire

We are helping to launch Nashville's first Maker Faire in 2013. Join us at this showcase of invention, resourcefulness, and creativity.

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Residential Experience

Residential Experience

Through the Residential Fellows program, upper-class students explore ways to use creativity and the arts to serve their community.

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Lego Table

Lego Table

Our movable lego feast travels around campus to delight and surprise, and challenge your dexterity and imagination.

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Humanities 161: Creativity and Crisis

Humanities 161: Creativity and Crisis

When the old ways of knowing and expression are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of a new situation, what types of creativity are required?

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    Innovation Grant Projects

    Creative Campus Innovation Grants enable faculty, staff, and students to develop pilots that produce serendipitous, unexpected campus experiences; spur non-routine conversations and collaborations; illuminate creative process across disciplines; solve problems; and produce non-routine classroom experiences.

    VORTEX celebrates JOHN CAGE with former dancers of the MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY

    VORTEX celebrates JOHN CAGE with former dancers of the MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY

    The critically acclaimed centennial celebration of John Cage with VORTEX, former dancers of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and COMPANY ROSE.

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    Imagining Transformative Justice from the Inside Out

    Imagining Transformative Justice from the Inside Out

    Using art to explore, initiate and facilitate communication between prisoners and Vandy faculty and students, culminating in a Spring 2013 art exhibition.

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    VORTEX and THE BAD BOY!

    VORTEX and THE BAD BOY!

    75 years in the making! The southeastern U.S. premiere of George Antheil's restored original 1924 orchestration for Ballet mécanique. An event so remarkable it can only be achieved by humans in league with robots!

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    Discovering Physician-Scientists

    Discovering Physician-Scientists

    A project to support medical students as they develop a short documentary on the experiences and stories of physician-scientists.

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    Resilience Narratives: Failure, Chaos, and Chance Events

    Resilience Narratives: Failure, Chaos, and Chance Events

    Building first-year studentsʼ resilience and capacity to reflect in the face of chance events and failures.

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    The Artistry of Science: An Exhibition of Research

    The Artistry of Science: An Exhibition of Research

    A campus-wide exhibition of compelling research images led by Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering members

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    Artist: Dayo Leonard

    Artist: Dayo Leonard

    Dayo, a Mixed Media Artist specializing in “green” art, is best known for her “Children of God” series depicting children of all nationalities.

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    Identity Sculptures Project

    Identity Sculptures Project

    A unique campus-based sculpture and writing project designed to evoke questions and foster dialogue around the relationship between creativity and human identity.

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    AADS 208W: A Virtual Soul Food Feast

    AADS 208W: A Virtual Soul Food Feast

    Intersections of technology and social justice, health and culinarity will be explored and navigated to sustain healthier (and tastier) lives in all communities

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    Emotivity in Cloth: Collaborative Quilt Project

    Emotivity in Cloth: Collaborative Quilt Project

    Faculty, staff and students are invited to develop "emotive" textile designs that will be integrated in a campus-wide collaborative quilt

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    MHS 220: Creative Expression of the Illness Narrative

    MHS 220: Creative Expression of the Illness Narrative

    What if students were encouraged to understand illness as narrative?

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    ES 101.02 Constructing a Virtual Eco Village

    ES 101.02 Constructing a Virtual Eco Village

    Students and faculty design and construct a virtual village that will serve as a dynamic representation of scholarly and artistic works around sustainability.

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    Receive-Process-Return

    Receive-Process-Return

    Workshops to explore and understand connections between creator and audience, using improvised drumming and readings of Shakespeare.

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    CollaborATE

    CollaborATE

    Get out of your lab! Three Graduate Students in Engineering invite you to lunch and a new conversation.

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    Musicals that Matter

    Musicals that Matter

    Want to write a musical? Looking for composers, lyricists, playwrights, and directors...

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    Radical Revision

    Radical Revision

    Rarely do we make public, discuss, or even celebrate what has been learned from multiple starts and unexpected turns in the processes by which we have, shape, and communicate ideas.

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    ARTS 173: Portable Media and Art of Cell Phone

    ARTS 173: Portable Media and Art of Cell Phone

    Deploying ipads and developing apps to engage campus and generate collaborative art.

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    Campos-Pons

    Campos-Pons

    In Fall 2011 Cuban artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons led the Vanderbilt community in a campus art project to plant 4,400 grape hyacinth bulbs, mapping out Campos-Pons’ hometown.

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    Experiential Color Theory on a Path

    Experiential Color Theory on a Path

    Blackman challenged us to reconsider the paths we traverse across campus everyday...

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    Dyer Star Party Science & Art Mashups

    Dyer Star Party Science & Art Mashups

    In 2011-12, Dyer Observatory's Art-Science Mashups offered parties to take pictures with a telescope, create sketches of celestial views, and play the greatest musical instrument of all time (the sky).

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    Metro Nashville Arts

    Metro Nashville Arts

    Creative Campus partners with Metro Nashville Arts Commission to forge new possibilities for collaboration between Vanderbilt and the Nashville creative and maker communities.

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    CMST 235: Communicating Gender

    CMST 235: Communicating Gender

    How does the learning experience change when students participate in a more performative and non-traditional engagement with theories of gendered identity?

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